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Club Cool
Club Cool (51490332833).jpg
Club Cool's current entrance
Epcot
AreaFuture World (original)
World Celebration (relocation)[1]
Coordinates28°22′26″N 81°32′55″W / 28.37388585326943°N 81.54857875883656°W / 28.37388585326943; -81.54857875883656Coordinates: 28°22′26″N 81°32′55″W / 28.37388585326943°N 81.54857875883656°W / 28.37388585326943; -81.54857875883656
StatusOperating
Opening dateNovember 14, 2005 (original)
September 15, 2021 (relocation)
Closing dateSeptember 8, 2019 (original)[2]
ReplacedIce Station Cool (1998–2005)
Ride statistics
Attraction typeGift shop and beverage tasting area
DesignerWalt Disney Imagineering
SponsorCoca-Cola
Disabled access Wheelchair accessible

Club Cool (formerly Ice Station Cool) is an attraction and gift shop located in the former Innoventions East building in Future World (now become World Celebration) at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It allows people to cool off and sample complimentary Coca-Cola soft drinks from around the world, similar to the World of Coca-Cola's tasting area in Atlanta, Georgia, although the latter boasts a larger selection of products to taste (including both foreign and American beverages). Club Cool also offers Coca-Cola merchandise for purchase.[3] The attraction reopened on September 15, 2021, along with the Creations Shop in the building that formerly housed Innoventions East and Mouse Gear.

History

The entrance of predecessor Ice Station Cool
The entrance of predecessor Ice Station Cool
The original Club Cool's entrance in December 2005
The original Club Cool's entrance in December 2005

Opened as Ice Station Cool in June 1998, the attraction was themed to a polar exploration, decorated with the pictured vehicle and cavemen frozen in ice. It closed on June 6, 2005, and re-opened as Club Cool on November 14, 2005. Club Cool gave guests the ability to taste different Coca-Cola drinks from around the world for almost 14 years until it was closed on September 8, 2019, for Epcot's transformation.[2] It reopened on September 15, 2021, in a new location next to the Creations Shop (formerly MouseGear) in the former Innoventions East building.

Drinks offered

Club Cool, December 2005
Club Cool, December 2005

The tasting area had self-serve soda dispensers, dispensing Coca-Cola products from around the world. The only drink that contained caffeine was Inca Kola.

After its relocation and reopening on September 15, 2021, Club Cool offers eight flavors:

Former flavors offered

Removed October 29, 2013

Removed September 8, 2019

See also

References

  1. ^ Drum, Nicole (April 10, 2021). "Coca-Cola Club Cool Returning to EPCOT". ComicBook.com. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Tuttle, Brittani (July 2, 2019). "Club Cool, Electric Umbrella, MouseGear and more closing soon at Epcot". Attractions Magazine.
  3. ^ "Club Cool". allears.net. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Flavors of Club Cool at Epcot". Disney Parks Blog. July 14, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2021.
  5. ^ "Epcot's Flavors of Club Cool Debuts Guarana Kuat, Inca Kola & Five Other Sodas Today". Disney Parks Blog. October 30, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2014.